While Theragen Etex Co.,Ltd. (KOSDAQ:066700) shareholders are probably generally happy, the stock hasn't had particularly good run recently, with the share price falling 16% in the last quarter. But the silver lining is the stock is up over five years. However we are not very impressed because the share price is only up 36%, less than the market return of 76%. While the returns over the last 5 years have been good, we do feel sorry for those shareholders who haven't held shares that long, because the share price is down 30% in the last three years.
There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.
During the last half decade, Theragen EtexLtd became profitable. That's generally thought to be a genuine positive, so we would expect to see an increasing share price.
You can see how EPS has changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).
Dive deeper into Theragen EtexLtd's key metrics by checking this interactive graph of Theragen EtexLtd's earnings, revenue and cash flow.
A Different Perspective
Theragen EtexLtd shareholders are up 9.9% for the year. But that was short of the market average. On the bright side, that's still a gain, and it's actually better than the average return of 6% over half a decade This could indicate that the company is winning over new investors, as it pursues its strategy. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. For example, we've discovered 3 warning signs for Theragen EtexLtd that you should be aware of before investing here.
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Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on KR exchanges.
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